Monday, February 3, 2020


"Certainly opportunity cost has been much more in the forefront of mind in the last 18 months. When things are moving very fast, when both prices are moving, and in certain cases, intrinsic business value is moving at a pace that’s far greater than we’ve seen for a long time, it means that in terms of calibrating A versus B, versus C, it’s tougher. It’s more interesting. It’s more challenging. And it can be way more profitable, too. But it’s a different task then when everything was moving at a more leisurely pace." --Warren Buffett (2009)

The Illusory Truth Effect: Why We Believe Fake News, Conspiracy Theories and Propaganda (LINK)

Facebook’s Platform Opportunity - by Ben Thompson (LINK)

AQR Says to Get Sober About Future Returns (LINK)

How Private Equity Buried Payless (LINK)

The Long Buy - by Fred Wilson (LINK)

Is CPG Doomed? (LINK)

The Absolute Return Letter, February 2020: Five Lessons from History (LINK)

Mutual Fund Observer, February 2020 (LINK)

Small Caps: Finding Great Companies (video/podcast, from about 3 years ago) (LINK)

The Acquirers Podcast: Private Value: Jonathan Boyar (LINK)

EconTalk (podcast): Robert Shiller on Narrative Economics (LINK)
Related book: Narrative Economics
The Peter Attia Drive (podcast): #91 – Eric Topol, M.D.: Can AI empower physicians and revolutionize patient care? (LINK)

11 Reasons Not to Become Famous (or “A Few Lessons Learned Since 2007”) - by Tim Ferriss (LINK)

You Can Vote. But You Can’t Choose What Is True. - by Yuval Noah Harari ($) (LINK)

Qassem Suleimani and How Nations Decide to Kill - by Adam Entous and Evan Osnos (LINK)

The New Coronavirus Is a Truly Modern Epidemic - by Ed Yong (LINK)

Book of the day (recommended by Christopher Davis): Americana: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism